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UT Austin President Powers Participates in White House Meeting on College Opportunity

University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers is joining President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other university presidents today at a White House forum on increasing educational opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.

Media Advisory: 2013 Latino Male Symposium June 7

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Latino Male Symposium When: Friday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom, 2201 Speedway Background: Latino male students have among the lowest high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates in the nation. Just three years ago, the national graduation rate for Latino males…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss President Obama’s Austin Visit from The University of Texas

President Obama’s trip to Austin Thursday will include a visit to Manor New Technology High School. The high-tech high school is a field site for The University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach program, which actively trains the next generation of STEM educators and is a model for other programs around the country. Also, the STEM…   » Continue Reading

Six UT Austin Faculty Members Named to UT System’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

AUSTIN, Texas – Six University of Texas at Austin professors have been named members of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Along with six educators from other UT System institutions, they are members of the academy's first class. The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers was created to recognize outstanding…   » Continue Reading

Dramatic Overhaul of College Remedial Education Is Needed, Says Report from National Coalition

An immediate and dramatic transformation in remedial education is needed at the college level, says a report just issued by a national coalition of education researchers and advocates, including the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Citing groundbreaking research on both the causes of failure and proven successful practices, the “Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education” recommends that most remedial courses be scrapped.

Literacy Program Expands Tutoring to 2,000 Children in Austin and Manor

Literacy Program Expands Tutoring to 2,000 Children in Austin and Manor

As the new school year begins, 2,000 Central Texas children will be building fundamental literacy skills through a partnership led by The University of Texas at Austin’s ACE (A Community for Education) program. The program is expanding to reach 2,000 children in the 2012-13 school year, which is double the number of students ACE reached last year.

Hogg Foundation Awards Grant to Establish El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has selected The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to receive $550,000 over five years to create the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium. The consortium internship positions will allow doctoral psychology students to perform one year of supervised training, a requirement to complete their degrees.

‘Investor-Ready’ Startups Showcased at Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), the longest-running investment competition for graduate student entrepreneurs, will be held May 2-5 at The University of Texas at Austin. The "Super Bowl of business plan competitions," this year’s Global VLIC features more than 40 teams that gained eligibility by winning a regional new venture competition in the U.S.…   » Continue Reading

TPAC Proposes 2.6 Percent Increases for In-State Undergraduates for Each of Next Two Academic Years

The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) at The University of Texas at Austin has recommended raising in-state student tuition by 2.6 percent for each of the next two years, a move supporting a priority by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to improve four-year graduation rates.

Explorers Invite Public to Join Historic Ocean Expedition Online

Explorers Invite Public to Join Historic Ocean Expedition Online

Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24…   » Continue Reading